Sean Hickey, a student and member of the Dublin Business School’s Film Society, has a new video essay which brilliantly lays out all of the reasons why Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy is not in the same class when compared with The Lord of the Rings films.

There were so many problems with The Hobbit; why was it split into three movies, where did Legolas come from, and why were the “war” scenes so crappy? And it’s not just the typical complaints either; he spends time diving into direct comparisons between the two trilogies and showing why The Lord of the Rings is superior in every way when it comes to basic storytelling.

The only positive we have when comparing the two franchises is, Martin Freeman. He did an excellent job as Bilbo! There isn’t another actor who could’ve pulled it off as he did.